Advocates Move the Needle at Idaho Credit Union Day at the Capitol
Posted by Zach Forster on January 25, 2024
Idaho’s credit union advocates did an amazing job engaging with our elected officials throughout Wednesday’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol, sharing information about their credit union’s history, why they are the preferred financial services providers to 1.3 million Idahoans, and how this year’s bill to update the Idaho charter will help accelerate their growth and member services into the future.
By the time the luncheon was over, legislators were asking for the opportunity to co-sponsor the bill. Well done, advocates!
Other productive discussions were held with Speaker Mike Moyle, a true tax expert and champion of much-needed property tax relief for Idahoans, and with State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth. GoWest continues to work extensively with her office on issues such as ESG, access to state public funds, and unclaimed property.
The effectiveness of credit union engagement was certainly borne out by the results of the Idaho Credit Union Day at the Capitol. It’s clear that credit unions continued to be well-represented by those who attended, asked questions, and took the opportunity to engage with elected officials.